Clarence Seedorf hails "warrior" Michael Essien

Chelsea's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien (L) vies with Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Anderson during the English Premier League footbal match between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 8, 2009
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Clarence Seedorf describes new signing Michael Essien as a "warrior" and tips the Ghanaian to enjoy a successful stint at AC Milan.

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf has described new signing Michael Essien as a "warrior" and believes that the midfielder can prove to be a valuable asset to the team.

The Ghana international arrived at the San Siro on an 18-month deal as a free transfer following his nine-year stint with Chelsea.

Essien is Seeforf's first acquisition since taking charge of the Rossoneri a fortnight ago, and the Netherlands legend concedes that he cannot wait to begin working with the stalwart.

He told the club's official website: "I know him very well. He's a great player, a warrior I can use in the midfield.

"He will give also bring big values on and off the pitch. He's a guy with personality that will be useful for the team."

The 31-year-old was the Blues' record signing upon arriving at Stamford Bridge from Lyon in 2005 for a fee in the region of £24m.

Michael Essien of Chelsea and Simon Dawkins of Derby battle for the ball during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round match on January 5, 2014
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